Rural Fire Assistance (RFA)

The summary for the Rural Fire Assistance (RFA) Federal Grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Region 1, which is the government agency that is offering this grant.
Federal Grant Title: Rural Fire Assistance (RFA)
Federal Agency Name: Region 1
Grant Categories: Disaster Prevention and Relief Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Continuation
Funding Opportunity Number: DOI-GRANTS-011504-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.228
CFDA Descriptions: Wildland Urban Interface Community and Rural Fire Assistance
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2006
Posted Date: Mar 17, 2006
Creation Date: Mar 17, 2006
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Grant Description
The RFA program provides funds for RFDs that: .Protect rural, wildland-urban interface communities; .Play a substantial cooperative role in the protection of federal lands; .Are cooperators with the Department of the Interior (DOI) managed lands through cooperative agreements with the DOI, or their respective state, tribe, or equivalent; .Are less than 10,000 in population. .The required cost share amount for the recipient RFD will not exceed 10 percent of the amount awarded. The RFD must demonstrate the capability to meet cost share requirements Cooperator contribution may be contributed as in-kind services. Cooperator contribution may exceed, but not amount to less than 10 percent. Examples of in-kind services may include but are not limited to: facility use incurred by an RFD for hosting training courses, travel and per diem costs incurred by an RFD when personnel attend training courses, and administration costs related to purchasing RFA equipment and supplies. Funding or in-kind resources may not be derived from other federal funding programs. Additional information can be found at: http://www.nifc.gov/rfa.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education State governments County governments City or township governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
The RFA program provides funds for RFDs that: .Protect rural, wildland-urban interface communities; .Play a substantial cooperative role in the protection of federal lands; .Are cooperators with the Department of the Interior (DOI) managed lands through cooperative agreements with the DOI, or their respective state, tribe, or equivalent; .Are less than 10,000 in population. Additional eligibility can be found at: http://www.nifc.gov/rfa.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Department of Interior's Rural Fire Assistance Program
http://www.nifc.gov/rfa
Grant Announcement Contact
National Interagency Fire Center
Rural Fire Assistance Coordinator
Phone (208) 387-5512 Rural_Fire_Assistance@nifc.blm.gov Rural Fire Assistance e-box
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